Why I Give – Angeli Chin
This article was written by Angeli Chin, CONRIC’s Marketing Director, explaining how and why she gives her time and resources to the community to help improve the lives of others.
I have always been a believer and advocate of the big impacts that small actions can influence. Most people think they cannot change the world, but I know that even the smallest efforts can affect change on a larger scale. As a single mother of four beautiful boys, I know that my decisions and actions truly affect how they see the world and how they will go about making changes. That is why I give my time and talents, working toward making a difference in the lives of others and setting a positive example for my sons. Every day the world presents you an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life. I choose to seize these little opportunities to affect a bigger change.
Recently, I joined the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army, serving on both the Program and Community Relations Development Boards. I was elected Chair of the Community Relations Development Board, which works to promote and educate the community about what The Salvation Army is and all that they do. As a PR and Marketing professional, this role comes naturally to me. I found that making a difference could start right in my own community by using my knowledge and skills to help others in need. Giving does not require you to take on the world’s problems head on, but rather start small and use what you have at your disposal.
I also volunteer my time, knowledge, and skills to Dress for Success SW Florida’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) and Goodwill’s Microenterprise Program to help future business leaders develop their skills and plan for the future. You have to work hard for what you want to achieve because nothing is handed to you. Being a single mother who has just recently put myself through a Master’s program, I can attest to this. This is something I instill in my sons everyday, and something that I bring to my presentations when I mentor entrepreneurs and professionals in their early stages. By sharing my knowledge and experience with others, I can help them avoid mistakes and have the greatest chance for success.
Affecting change is not about trying to do the impossible. It is about giving what you can of yourself to help improve the life of someone else. Our choices and actions, big or small, make a difference every day. I give because no matter how minor my contribution may seem, I know I can make a difference. By imparting this knowledge to my sons and inspiring them to give their time to those in need, I know I am making the world a better place.
About Angeli Chin
Angeli Chin, Marketing Director of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing and comes with a diverse background in graphic design, interactive media, project management and marketing. She has earned several degrees from New York University, Southwest Florida College, and Strayer University, including Graphic Design, Computer Animation and Multimedia, Marketing and Management. Ms. Chin received her Masters of Science in Education Media Design and Technology at Full Sail University, which utilizes interactive media for presentations, marketing and training. Chin has served on committees for various charitable and industry organizations such as La Leche League (international presenter, mentor and Leader), Gay Men’s Health Crisis, March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society using her expertise as a PR, Marketing, and Media Professional to help these groups grow and shine within the community. Angeli Chin is the founder of the Zumbathon fundraising event for Relay for Life Fort Myers and works with PACE Center for Girls on the Love That Dress Committee. She is also on the Advisory Board with The Salvation Army, as well as serving on the Program Board and is the Chair of the Community Relations Development Board. Chin is also a founding board member of the Southwest Florida chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and a speaker and mentor for Dress for Success Southwest Florida.